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Choosing the Right Plant Pot and Plant Saucers

Plant Saucers - Curtis Wagner Plastics
Plant saucers protect your counters from excess water from your plants.

If you’re thinking of placing plants in your home, it’s important to choose the right pot and plant saucers for your needs. This can help ensure healthy plants and also help protect your home from damage. However, many people aren’t sure what the differences are between different planters and saucers. 

Choosing the Right Planters for Your Plants

Many houseplant owners choose planters based purely on aesthetic. Naturally, you want to find options to suit your decor. However, it’s also important to understand that the plant pot you choose also affects plant health. For example, one of the number one things you should look for in a planter is drainage holes. These holes are important to allow excess water to drain out of the pot and allow air circulation in for root health. Otherwise, you risk root rot. Therefore, look for pots with drainage holes and be sure to invest in plant saucers to help protect your floors and furniture from water damage. Also, don’t forget drainage for hanging plants, you will need hanging pots with drainage holes and hanging basket drip pans to catch extra water as well.

In addition, different pot materials can affect plant health. Two of the most common types of planters are plastic and ceramic. Ceramic pots, like terracotta, are porous, which is great for plants that are prone to root rot. Soil in ceramic planters will dry out faster, so they are great for plant owners who tend to over water. Plastic planters aren’t porous and the soil dries more slowly. These are great for those who water less often as they keep the water inside the soil easier. 

The Right Plant Saucers for Your Home

Additionally, finding the right plant pot saucers for your home is an important part of keeping your home safe and damage-free. Because proper drainage is important for plant health, you will need to find a way to help protect your space from the excess water. There are many types of saucers to choose from to suit your needs and your home’s aesthetic. 

Clear or Colorful Plant Saucers?

Plant saucers can be colored or clear to compliment your interior design and your planters. Our colored saucers come in black and terracotta colored options to help match common planter designs. However, clear is also a great option for almost any color or design of planter. Clear plant saucers allow you to see the bottom of the pot and you can even paint the outside of the saucer to match unique color schemes on your planters. 

Carpet Saver Saucers vs. Normal Saucers

Also, you will need to choose between normal and carpet saver plant saucers. Normal saucers are great for hard surfaces like hardwood floors and tabletops. These have a flat bottom and help catch excess water and soil to help prevent water damage and staining from your plants. Our saucers are made of heavy gauge plastic and feature small grooves to allow for airflow on the bottom. This can help prevent moisture and dirt from sitting beneath the saucer. Carpet saver saucers are perfect for plants you want to place on carpeted surfaces. They feature small feet to increase stability on carpeted surfaces. 

As you can see, there are many different options to choose from for plant health. At Curtis Wagner Plastics, we provide high quality household products to help you protect your home. Our innovative solutions, from hanging basket drip pans to clear corsage boxes, are durable and long-lasting for your needs. We proudly manufacture all our products in the U.S.A. for quality you can count on. Call us today at (713) 937-3784 to place an order. We are here to serve you!